Andy Philipp
Dipl.-Hydrol., Dr. rer. nat., Ing., TOR

Hydrologist @ Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie (Referat 45: Landeshochwasserzentrum, Gewässerkunde)

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  • 2020: Promotion to “Technischer Oberrat”
  • 2017: Approved Engineer (“Ingenieur”)
  • 2016: Appointment to “Technischer Rat”
  • since 07/2013: Saxon Flood Centre (Scientific Officer)
  • 11/2013: Obtained doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.; supervised by G. H. Schmitz)
  • 04/2006–07/2013: Lecturer (“Assistent”) at Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, TU Dresden
  • 10/2005–04/2006: Intense courses in civil engineering (HTWK Leipzig) and project work as a freelance hydrologist
  • 10/2000–09/2005: Studies of Hydrology (TU Dresden), Diploma (supervised by J. Cullmann)

Member of IAHS, German Hydrological Society (DHG), Saxon Chamber of Engineers, MOCHA Hydrological Education Community, WMO Task Team on Intercomparison of Flood Forecasting Models, LAWA Hydro-Meteorology Expert Group, LAWA Expert Group on Flood Forecasting, LAWA Heavy Rain Expert Group


  • HoWa-PRO: Practical flood early warning
  • HoWa-innovativ: Flood early warning with improved precipitation estimation incorporating rain gauges, weather radar and commercial microwave link data (2018 to 2021)
  • RAINMAN: Integrated heavy rain risk management (2017 to 2020)
  • FEWSsax: Development and implementation of a flash flood early warning system for Saxony (2013 to 2017)
  • IWAS Middle East Oman: Integrated water resources management in arid areas (2009 to 2012)
  • REGKLAM: Regional climate adaption strategy for the Dresden area (2008 to 2013)
  • FloodForeFast: Flood forecasting for fast responding catchments under the consideration of uncertainties (2007 to 2010)
  • RIMAX-ANN: Artificial neural networks for flood forecasting (2002 to 2006)


  • Hydrodynamic modelling
  • Regional flood early warning for fast-responding catchments
  • Flood forecasting
  • Uncertainty in hydrological modelling and prediction
  • Soft-computing methods in hydrology
  • Hydrometeorology


Master courses (graduate level)

  • Engineering and Operational Hydrology
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Watershed Management
  • Specific Aspects of Hydrology
  • Matlab Course

Bachelor courses (undergraduate level)

  • Surface Water Management
  • Hydro-Meteorologic Project Work
  • Hydrometry
  • Hydrologic Field Practical